League Two Betting Preview – 11/03/17
League Two Betting Preview
In our League Two betting preview we look at the best bets for two selected matches in the fourth tier.
Luton v Stevenage
Luton Town welcome Stevenage to Kenilworth Road in a crunch game at the summit of League Two.
The Hatters have automatic promotion in their sights
Luton are now in their third season in League Two and they look more than capable of grabbing that elusive promotion. Nathan Jones’ men have been battling in and around the top seven for the entirety of the campaign and they’re now just two points away from automatic promotion. They were last in action on Saturday when they made the trip to Somerset to take on Yeovil – producing one of their best away performances of the year. A Danny Hylton brace set them on their way before second half efforts from Glen Rea and Pelly Ruddock sealed all three points. They’ll face a significantly tougher challenge here against Boro but that result has set them up nicely for this one. They’ve won four of their last six in front of their own supporters and they’re scoring lots of goals, so it should be an entertaining clash.
Stevenage are League Two’s in-form side at the moment
It’s been a strange season for Stevenage which has seen them spend time at both ends of the table. Manager Darren Sarll has come under some heavy pressure over the course of the campaign but he’s currently managing the divisions in-form side. No side has picked up more points than Stevenage’s 22 over the course of their last eight games and they’re absolutely flying at the moment. They sealed their third successive win last Saturday when they welcomed Notts County to Broadhall Way – rolling out comfortable 3-0 winners. A Matt Godden brace and a Jack King effort sealed a comfortable win and another one here would be a huge statement. They’re a side packed full of goals and we’re expecting a frantic game in Bedfordshire, Boro’s Godden and Town’s Hylton have a combined 36 goals between them this season which makes over 2.5 at 1/1 look like a banker.
Match to be drawn & BTTS: (Best Priced at 4/1 at BetVictor) – BET HERE
Over 2.5 goals: (Best Priced at 1/1 at bet365) – BET HERE
Notts County v Hartlepool
At the other end of the table, Meadow Lane plays host to huge game which sees 22nd placed Notts County take on 21st Hartlepool.
The Magpies are making good progress under Kevin Nolan
It’s been a miserable season for everyone involved with Notts County which has seen them spend the majority of the campaign lingering around the relegation zone. As it stands The Magpies are five points clear of second bottom Leyton Orient but that could all change after this weekend. Last time out they suffered a setback away to in-form Stevenage on what was an afternoon to forget for their travelling supporters. That ended a five game unbeaten run which saw three wins, including an impressive 1-0 victory over Plymouth at the end of February. Their performances at Meadow Lane have really been the foundation of their revival, with the club currently unbeaten in their last five on home soil. Something which is music to the ears of their supporters as they’re currently facing League Two’s worst away side.
The Pools are looking to win three successive games for the first time this season
Harlepool’s season has followed a similar route to that of Notts County. Managerial departures and a failure to deliver any sort of consistency has seen them spend the campaign hovering just above the drop zone. As it stands they’re six points clear of Leyton Orient in twenty third and one above their opponents, so they’re still in real danger of falling out the Football League. But a positive result in this one could give them serious breathing space going into a tough run of fixtures, so Dave Jones will have his players fired up for this one. They make the trip to Nottingham in decent form after winning their previous two league games against Crewe (4-0) and most recently Exeter (3-1). They produced one of their best displays of the season in their last outing with a Padraig Amond effort and a Lewis Alessandra brace sealing the three points. A performance of the same ilk is needed here and we’re expecting them to find it tough. The Pools have lost their last five away games and no side have picked up fewer points on the road than their total of 13, so they have plenty of work to do if they’re to leave with a positive result.
Notts County to win & BTTS: (Best Priced at 31/10 at BetVictor) – BET HERE
Highest scoring half – second half: (Best Priced at 21/20 at betway) – BET HERE
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Watch highlights from Stevenage’s 3-0 win over Notts County here: